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Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to beef up its audio content

Amazon has acquired audio and video comedy company Rooftop Media for an undisclosed amount of money today.

The move marks yet another attempt by Amazon… 111 more words


How to Get Acquired

“What’s the best way for a tech company to get acquired?”

“Build a great business.”

That’s what my Partner, Ned Hooper, used to say to startups when he was Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A for Cisco. 1,200 more words

Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

So you bought a Revolv smart hub to manage your smart home. You obviously recognized a well-designed product. The only problem now is that Nest Labs saw the same potential. 370 more words

Technology & Internet

America Movil CEO: No plans to acquire T-Mobile US

MEXICO CITY: America Movil is not talking to anybody at this stage about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US, chief executive Daniel Hajj told a conference call on Friday. 34 more words

Telecom & Networks

Pan American Exposition Booklet with Visitor Notes

The Pan American Exposition Booklet pictured above was recently acquired by the Rare Book Room. Dr. R V Pierce sponsored the publication of this “Free Guide to the Exposition, Buffalo and Vicinity, with Map.”  Not only did this booklet impart valuable information about the 1901 Expo and the Buffalo environs, but it also dispensed medical advice while it promoted “Dr. 190 more words


Nest Acquires Home Automation Hub Revolv, but Will Stop Selling It

Nest today said it had acquired Revolv, the smart-home automation device maker, for its developer platform.

The deal closed this morning with undisclosed terms. It wasn’t about adding the Revolv home automation hub to the Nest shelf — as… 249 more words


Deezer acquires Stitcher to get serious about talk radio and podcasts

Global streaming music company Deezer has purchased news and talk radio service Stitcher, the companies announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 597 more words